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Hey, Charleston!

The True Story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band
Rockwell, Anne F. (Book - 2013 )
Hey, Charleston!


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"What happened when a former slave took beat-up old instruments and gave them to a bunch of orphans? Thousands of futures got a little brighter and a great American art form was born. In 1891, Reverend Daniel Joseph Jenkins opened his orphanage in Charleston, South Carolina. He soon had hundreds of children and needed a way to support them. Jenkins asked townspeople to donate old band instruments - some of which had last played in the hands of Confederate soldiers in the Civil War. He found teachers to show the kids how to play. Soon the orphanage had a band. And what a band it was. The Jenkins Orphanage Band caused a sensation on the streets of Charleston. People called the band's style of music "rag" - a rhythm inspired by the African-American people who lived on the South Carolina and Georgia coast. The children performed as far away as Paris and London, and they earned enough money to support the orphanage that still exists today. They also helped launch the music we now know as jazz. Hey, Charleston! is the story of the kind man who gave America "some rag" and so much more."--Jacket flap.
Authors: Rockwell, Anne F.
Title: Hey, Charleston!
the true story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band
Publisher: Minneapolis :, Carolrhoda Books,, [2013]
Characteristics: 1 volume, unpaged :,color illustrations ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Color illustrations on end papers.
Summary: "What happened when a former slave took beat-up old instruments and gave them to a bunch of orphans? Thousands of futures got a little brighter and a great American art form was born. In 1891, Reverend Daniel Joseph Jenkins opened his orphanage in Charleston, South Carolina. He soon had hundreds of children and needed a way to support them. Jenkins asked townspeople to donate old band instruments - some of which had last played in the hands of Confederate soldiers in the Civil War. He found teachers to show the kids how to play. Soon the orphanage had a band. And what a band it was. The Jenkins Orphanage Band caused a sensation on the streets of Charleston. People called the band's style of music "rag" - a rhythm inspired by the African-American people who lived on the South Carolina and Georgia coast. The children performed as far away as Paris and London, and they earned enough money to support the orphanage that still exists today. They also helped launch the music we now know as jazz. Hey, Charleston! is the story of the kind man who gave America "some rag" and so much more."--Jacket flap.
Local Note: 6 15 16 17 18 53 54 65 67 69 97 118 133 143 148 149 150 151 152 153 156 172 173 198 210 224 226 258 262 263
Additional Contributors: Bootman, Colin
ISBN: 9780761355656
0761355650
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